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Jul 17, 2012 4:00am PDT
rappahannock" then fired into the water, using a .50 caliber machine gun, similar to this one used in a navy training video. when that didn't work, sailors aimed the ship's weapons straight at the oncoming boat and fired, killing one person onboard and wounding at least three others. it turns out, the boat was not iranian at all. all the victims were from india. two others aboard but unhurt, from the uae. so, what was the unidentified boat? u.s. officials describe it as a pleasure craft. officials with the united arab emirates describe it as a fishing boat. there's no indication this was an attempted act of terrorism. but at the very least, it was a massive communications breakdown in one of the most dangerous places in the world. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >>> the most traumatic moment of the republican presidential campaign so far could play out in the next few days. a spokesman says mitt romney may announce his vice presidential pick by week's end. "the new york times" reports that romney's friends already believe he's made up his mind. >>> the historic drought that's bee
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Jul 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
nelson. >> i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. with the july 4th holiday behind us, the presidential campaign is taking on new urgency today. >> the focus will be on the economy, as president obama and two top republicans travel to the midwest. and abc's tahman bradley joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, sunny. don't think the campaigns quit working over the holiday. the romney campaign is in full search mode. while the obama campaign prepares for a crucial swing. these are very important moments in the race for the white house, with the election now just four months away. with the holiday festivities over. >> happy fourth of july, everybody. >> reporter: get ready for a new phase of the campaign. today, the race for the white house kicks into high gear, with president obama launching his bus tour of the election. stopping in ohio today and pennsylvania tomorrow. as the president stumps in the crucial battleground states, bobby jindal and tim pawlenty will shadow him everywhere he goes, pushing romney's message. jindal and pawlenty are both
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Jul 19, 2012 4:00am EDT
not use ads with the horse again and it was not meant to offend ann romney. >>> new concerns about airborne terrorism after a disclosure on capitol hill. u.s. citizens on terror watch lists are allowed to learn now fly airplanes even though they're banned from flying commercially. it came to light yesterday at a congressional hearing. anyone receiving a pilot's certificate is screened against criminal and terrorism data bases. that happens regularly. >>> a united airlines flight took off and returned to honolulu not once, but twice. passengers and crew noticed an electrical odor. the pilot returned and had it checked out. it came back after the second takeoff. he went back to honolulu again. passengers had to catch other flights. they lost a little time they couldn't get back. >> not a good news week for the airline industry. >> not at all. >>> time for a look at the weather across the country. more severe storms with gusty winds and downpours from chicago, louisville, and pittsburgh. thunderstorms from the texas gulf coast to florida and up to philly. monsoon storms in the rockies
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Jul 19, 2012 4:00am PDT
spaghetti at the wall. >> the dnc says it will not use the horse in ads again and it was not meant to offend ann romney. you can see robin's interview with her coming up on "good morning america." >>> new concerns about airborne terrorism after a disclosure on capitol hill. that disclosure is this. u.s. citizens on terror watch lists are allowed to learn how to fly airplanes, even though they're banned from flying commercially. it came to light yesterday at a congressional hearing. in response, a top tsa official did remind officials that anyone receiving a pilot's certificate is screened against criminal and terrorism data bases. that happens regularly. >> unbelievable. >>> a united airlines flight took off and returned to honolulu not once, but twice. the plane was heading to los angeles when passengers and crew noticed an electrical odor. the pilot then returns to hawaii and had the plane checked out. when he took off a second time, the odor came on back. he went back to honolulu again. passengers had to catch other flights to los angeles. i can imagine they lost a little bit of ti
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Jul 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
had better get used to tougher growing conditions and higher prices. >> the new normal for agriculture is going to be frequent episodes of very high temperatures. temperatures at which pretty much any crop doesn't go well. >> reporter: food prices are expected to rise. jim avila, abc news. >>> four window washers got stranded outside the 35th floor of a hotel in las vegas when their platform stalled. firefighters had to lower them to safety one by one. the rescue took three hours. the temperatures shot up to a scorching 104 degrees. >> one industry i don't think i will ever delve into. >> brave souls hanging off those buildings. >>> time for a look at the weather across the country. hot and humid in the northeast. and also some violent evening storms possible. tornadoes could threaten new york, pittsburgh, and cleveland. storms could hit boston, d.c., and the midwest. showers along the gulf coast and thunderstorms in the rockies. >> 106 in phoenix, 90s from boise to albuquerque. 80s from minneapolis to new york. i think it will be a news alert when it gets below triple digits in phoeni
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Jul 6, 2012 4:00am EDT
ready to make political hay. abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, sunny and rob. as much as the campaign would like to keep the story on mitt romney, the story will be about the economy, with an important economic barometer. president obama will get another taste of main street today, when his bus rolls through ohio and pennsylvania. the president has been on the attack. but that could change at the release of the jobs report. a weak report could put president obama back on the defensive. this as his campaign pelts mitt romney with offshore cash and outsourcing problems. the campaign is using an ad to make the attack. and on the stump. >> governor romney's experience has been in owning companies that were called pioneers of outsourcing. >> president obama is betting on america and american workers. and mitt romney is betting his resources in the cayman islands, in bermuda, in switzerland. and god only knows where else, he's putting his resources. >> reporter: while romney spent time with his family, his campaign denies he
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Jul 30, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> brandi hitt joins us from colorado with more. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning. in a few heres, we'll hear about the charges of james holmes. >> monday july 30th. >> reporter: the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24-year-old james holmes ten theater massacre. he could face hundreds of charges, including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder. >> i don't care what his motive is. he knew what he was doing. i said, i want to see him. i want to see justice. >> reporter: ashley moser's stepmother says she'll be in the courtroom. not only did ashley lose her 6-year-old daughter in the shooting spree, she was shot several times and suffered a miscarriage. >> ashley's been through a lot. >> reporter: so have the victims' families. many buried their loved ones over the weekend. at the center of this investigation is a netbook that james sent to his psychiatrist. >> if a psychologist or psychiatrist feels that a patient they're treating may pose a threat, in most states they're obligated to do something. >> reporter: in this case, holme
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Jul 20, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> reporter: last week, bachmann and four fellow republicans charged huma abedin for using her position to promote the cause of the muslim brotherhood. she's a constant presence at the secretary's side. she's also the wife of former congressman anthony weiner. in her letter to top intelligence and security officials, bachmann wrote that abedin has three family members connected to muslim brotherhood operatives and or organization. her position affords her routine access to the secretary and to policymaking. secretary clinton met with him last week in cairo. bachmann said that her letter has been taken out of context. she hasn't backed down from her charges. john boehner. >> i think accusations like this being thrown around are pretty dangerous. >> john mccain. >> these sinister accusations rest solely on unsubstantiate associates of members of huma's family. >> reporter: the controversy comes as weiner is trying to make an attempt to clean up their image. they're featured in this week's "people" magazine. >> thanks, karen, for that report. >>> thousands of frightened syrians are now pou
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Jul 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
. we begin today with the aftermath of the colorado shooting massacre. most of us got our first glimpse of james holmes during a court appearance yesterday. the longtime friends say they hardly recognize the young man they once new. >> with more on the unfolding legal case, we're joined by brandy in sentinel, colorado today. >> reporter: good morning, he appeared to be locked in his own world. >> given the nature of the charges you're currently being held. >> reporter: by dyed comic book hair, 24-year-old holmes sat silent in a colorado courtroom looking dazed and confused just like his booking photo. >> i sat looking at his face and eventually i had to get past that and see who the killer was. >> reporter: some of the victim's families walked into court hand in hand. it was the first time they could see the man police say opened fire in a movie theater, killing 12 people and wounding dozens more. it has some speculatoring he would be drugged. >> reporter: abc's dan abrams said it could help with an insanity plea. >> he could be extremely tired, some defect or he's faking it. >>
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Jul 23, 2012 4:00am PDT
is behind us in solitary confinement. later, he's going to be taken by an underground tunnel to the county courthouse. that happens later this morning. james holmes won't be charged today. prosecutors have three days to file the actual charges. at least 71 of them, one for each victim, and probably more. 12 people died. and several others were hospitalized in critical condition when the gunman opened fire in a crowded movie theater showing the latest batman movie, "the dark knight rises." in the months between the arraignment and the eventual trial, holmes could face a competency evaluation. for the first time, we're seeing and hearing the suspect in exclusive video obtained by abc news. it's holmes, just after his high school graduation making a presentation at science camp. >> i came here tonight. people like to have a superpower. i might let them have more fun. >> reporter: we're told the suspect is not cooperating and is in solitary confinement. last night, the people of aurora heard first from president obama, who spent more than two hours with the victims and their families. >
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Jul 16, 2012 4:00am PDT
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Jul 16, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >> reporter: it's just a distraction. >> why is he doing this? because his policies failed us. >> reporter: mitt romney's tax returns have become an issue for the obama team, now some republicans said romney should replease more than he has. >> tahman bradley, thank you. >>> athletes are moving into olympic village and worried about security flaws. at he throw airport, a british newspaper said several people on a terror watch were waived through the security. >>> plenty of questions and not a lot of answers this morning about an american pastor kidnapped in egypt. reverend louis is a diabetic. and doesn't have his medication. they're trying to negotiate everyone's release. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will discuss the political upeval in egypt and nuclear crisis with israel officials. she will sit down with the palestinian prime minister as well. >>> and mrs. clinton's husband and daughter are in south africa as part of a six-day tour of african countries. former president clinton is trying to gather more support for a charity he founded. he's expected to meet with s
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Jul 25, 2012 4:00am PDT
twitching. even used evidence bags as hand puppets. holmes will be charged monday. tahman bradley, abc news. >> and gun sales in colorado are surging in the wake of the deadly rampage. in three days, the bureau of investigation gave the okay on background checks on 3,000 people who want to buy guns. a 43% jump from the weekend before. >>> and one final note. dc comics is delaying the cammic that was supposed to be today. because of what may be content that's perceived as insensitive. >>> turning to other news, tensions boiled over in anaheim where police and protesters squared off. demonstrators took to the streets for the fourth night following two deadly police shootings last weekend including a killing of an unarmed man. fires were set, fights broke out and rocks and bottles tossed. >>> a dramatic police foot chase ended with a deadly plunge in niagara falls. a man was running from a cop where he jumped into the niagara gorge, the officer then jumped in after him. the suspect died. the officer was lifted to safety suffering a broken leg. >>> now overseas to syria where the violence
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Jul 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
quadruple amputee has swam across the strait of gibraltar. he uses specially-designed leg p prosthetics. >> that's amazing. hard to not be inspired by that. look at that. >>> up next, "the pulse." you see the work of the artist being called little monet. the little kid that's raking in big bucks. >>> the growing call for action after the made in america story that you heard right here on abc. stay with us. sizzling news from chili's lunch break combos. try our new lunch-size grilled chicken fajitas, with sauteed onions and peppers, served with soup or salad. lunch break combos, starting at 6 bucks. enjoy them with friends, because a lunch together feeds the friendship. is really my mother. they keep asking me if the dirty guy is really my son. these viva towels really are tough, even when wet! [ mike ] that's my real father, cleaning up a real mess on a real grill. see? [ female announcer ] grab a roll and try it on your toughest mess. i've been fortunate to win on golf's biggest stages. but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit, even the smallest things became diff
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Jul 12, 2012 4:00am EDT
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Jul 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
throttles. >>> new cars are using less gas than ever. a private research firm finds new cars in the first half of this year averaged just under 24 miles per gallon. that's one mile better than a year ago. that's as car makers prepare to meet tougher government standers down the road. >>> this morning twitter is apologizing for the second major outage in five weeks. the service is back up and running after users were aun able to send or receive tweets for more than an hour yesterday. oh, no, what are we going to do. >> don't laugh. >> twitter blamed the outage on their own system failures not a crash of tweets related to the olympics. a sign of the times. >>> facebook stock lost about one third of its initial value after the company issued its earnings report as a public company. revenue is up but profits have been disappointing. facebook said users are shifting to mobile devices which cuts into the money game players play online. >>> this is a story for my dear old front. more men are shopping for groceries so a new york supermarket decided to cater to them. it's the man aisle. all things
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Jul 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
many of us over the weekend. new reports that katie holmes believes she's being followed. >>> and star power. whitney houston's mother in a touching tribute overnight. ♪ like a bridge over troubled waters ♪ >>> good monday morning, i'm sunny hosten in for paula faris. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin with the destructive summer storms. hurricane-force winds with no warning. >> during the month of june, more than 3,000 record highs. all those yellow dots were shattered or tied. >> more will be broken today. as the death toll from the weekend storms climbs to 17. a new round of severe storms hammered a dozen states in the last 24 hours. this on the edge of a brutal heat wave with advisories and warnings posted in at least 16 sates today. >> it's like an oven. just brutal. >> reporter: in north carolina, three people were killed. >> oh, my god! >> reporter: sunday's storms a little more than a day after fierce winds tangled power lines. thousands of customers without seven states have no pow person they're suffering without air conditioning. >> for a few days,
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Jul 31, 2012 4:00am EDT
mailed to his psychiatrist could be used in the case. the judge will make a decision whether he is mentally ill next month. tahman bradley, abc news. >>> in an illinois courtroom today, opening statements begin in the trial of drew peterson, the former suburban chicago cop accused of killing his third wife. kathleen savio's death was ruled accidental in 2004. but he was charged with murdered when his fourth wife mysteriously vanished. >>> overseas now, where thousands of syrians, many of them severely wounded are fleeing the worsening violence in their country. the u.n. has said about 200,000 syrians have left the country over the past 10 days with many ending up in refugee camps like this one. abc's alexander marquardt has made the difficult and dangerous journey into northern syria, showing what it's like in one town under siege. >> reporter: the devastation in this town is absolutely staggering. there's hardly a building that hasn't been damaged in some fashion. and it's essentially a ghost town. everyone has fled. and we're told that there's villages and towns across the region
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Jul 9, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >> we're so angry about is we can see people around and about us in this community, and they have their power. >> reporter: or for those in virginia, who suffered through damage caused by another storm. >> we were scared. we were just, like, praying to god, hoping we weren't going to die. >> reporter: here in washington, d.c., the temperature reached 95 or higher for a record 11 straight days. but today, some relief. the high is only expected to be 85. rob? paula? >> tahman bradley reporting this morning. from washington. stay cool in the nation's capital, all right, tahman? >> sure will. >> love to see your power bill tahman next month. >> yeah. >>> time for a look at weather across the country on this monday morning. we have hail, gusty winds, a chance of tornadoes in the carolinas. thunderstorms across the south from florida all the way over to texas. pop-up showers from minneapolis, des moines, chicago. thunderstorms from albuquerque to denver and cheyenne. >> heating up out west. 101 in boise. 111 in phoenix. 90s from billings to salt lake city. 80s across the midwest and nor
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Jul 18, 2012 4:00am EDT
football. >>> and he's got more artistic talent than most of us, meet justin, the painting horse. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin with much of the country bracing for a new one-two punch of blistering heat followed by violent storms after more than two dozen temperature records were toppled yesterday. today the blast furnace will be back on across the east and cooling off will come at a big cost. all part of this summer of extremes. the signs are everywhere from rivers running low to city high-rises running out of water from the cornfields to the kitchen sink. this is taking a toll across america. 80% of the country is unusually dry. this year's drought already the largest natural disaster in u.s. history keeps spreading and heat records keep falling. in chicago, where it hit 101 on tuesday a transformer overheated leaving people in this 29-story building to struggle with no ac or water and only one running elevator. >> we're like 10% elderly. 45% people have little pets. getting like an oven. >> repo
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Jul 9, 2012 4:00am EDT
alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery until you know how lyrica affects you. with less pain, i'm feeling better now that i've found lyrica. ask your doctor if lyrica is right for your fibromyalgia pain. >>> updating the top stories now. a tornado is being blamed for destroying a packed dance studio in virginia. amazingly, only two adults were injured. >>> time has just run out for some computer users out there. they'll be unable to get on the internet today. the fbi pulled the safety net that was protecting against malicious software called dns changer. >>> the president is urging congress to extend middle class tax cuts. >>> a look at weather. thunderstorms around cheyenne and albuquerque. chance of tornados in the carolinas and virginia. >>> high drama, high above one of my favorite cities, the windy city, chicago. >> brave crew went to the top of chicago's tallest building to tackle the removal of an antenna. >> reporter: a delicate process involving precision and a lot of guts. the task, to disable and remove the almost 30-foot abc-7 antenna on top of the willi
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Jul 10, 2012 4:00am PDT
candidates face. our abc's tahman bradley joins us from washington with the latest. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, sunny. good morning, rob. it looks like it will be one for the ages. we are four months from the election. and the new poll shows a dead heat. as the race ramps up in a couple races. the contest is dead-even. president obama and mitt romney are tied among registered voters nationally. but the poll shows troubling news for the president. 63% believe the country is heading in the wrong direction. after another slow month for job growth, president obama is renewing his look on taxes, vowing to extend tax cuts for the middle-class. and raising taxes for those that make more than $250,000 a year. >> folks like me, we don't need a tax cut. that will help pay down our deficit. >> reporter: the president is personally calling on his opponent to release his tax returns. saying it's important for him to be an open book. romney says he has nothing to hide. >> all the taxes are paid, as appropriate. all of them have been reported to the government. there's nothing hidd
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Jul 30, 2012 4:00am PDT
his appearance, though shocking in the first court appearance last week. >> brandi hitt joins us from centennial, colorado, this morning with all the details. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning. in a few hours, we'll hear the charges filed against james holmes. it comes as the victims of this tragedy deal with even more heartbreak. >> monday july 30th. >> reporter: the prosecution is expected to lay down the hammer on 24-year-old james holmes ten days after colorado's movie theater massacre. at his ararnment -- arraignment, holmes could face hundreds of charges, including 12 counts of first degree murder, 58 counts of attempted murder and charges for the explosives at his apartment. >> i don't care what his motive is. he knew what he was doing. i said, i want to see him. i want to see justice. >> reporter: ashley moser's stepmother says she'll be in the courtroom. not only did ashley lose her 6-year-old daughter in the shooting spree, she was shot several times and suffered a miscarriage. >> it was because of stress. it was because of trauma. it was -- ashley's been throu
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Jul 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
family rushed to the hospital, as more states ban such use, recommending the big displays instead, on what could be for some the hottest independence day ever. >>> also breaking overnight, the reason for many of those bans. a new wildfire tearing through the dry brush in the suburbs of los angeles. >>> and a lesson for anyone barbecuing today. a woman ingesting one of those wire bristles. her advice for her. >>> and we're lighten up with some youngsters just playing around. >>> good morning. happy fourth of july. >> yes. we got our patriotic colors on today. we're good. >> i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. ho happy fourth. millions under record heat. many struggling without power, days after the deadly storms in the east. still, though, the celebrating and the fireworks are on today. but this morning, aggressive reminder about leaving all that fun to the pros. >>> fireworks danger on display even before the holiday. the quiet of this new hampshire neighborhood shattered by loud explosions last night when something went horribly wrong with a homeowners annual fire
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Jul 11, 2012 4:00am PDT
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Jul 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
officials tell us that no specific threat has been identified ahead of the july 4th holiday. but they say there's continuing concern about plots involving al qaeda's affiliate in yemen. that means anyone attending a big independence day celebration is likely to see stepped-up security, particularly in new york, philadelphia and washington. >>> also this morning, iran's powerful revolutionary guard is conducting major military exercises. it launched several missiles this morning, including long-range ones, capable of hitting u.s. ships in the persian gulf. these war games coincide with the start of an oil embargo by the european union. the u.s. is quietly increasing its forces in the region. >>> july fourth plans may be going down the drain for many, as widespread power outages and stifling heat plague the mid-atlantic and midwest. the extreme heat is now blamed for eight deaths in maryland. and the number of people killed in those violent weekend storms has climbed to 22. abc's tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: the misery continues. brutal temperatures are expected again tod
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